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Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen

Air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on March 23, 2016 in the UNESCO-listed old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa. Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a ceasefire from April 10 followed by peace talks, a UN envoy said, raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the country.

Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
Yemenis check the damage following reported air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on March 23, 2016. Saudi Arabia launched an intervention in Yemen last year after Shiite Huthi rebels seized control of large parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, and forced the government into exile. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
Yemenis check the damage at a school following reported air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on March 23, 2016. Saudi Arabia launched an intervention in Yemen last year after Shiite Huthi rebels seized control of large parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, and forced the government into exile. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
Yemeni women stand in front of buildings that were damaged by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on March 23, 2016 in the UNESCO-listed old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa. Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a ceasefire from April 10 followed by peace talks, a UN envoy said, raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the country. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
Yemenis check the damage following reported air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on March 23, 2016. Saudi Arabia launched an intervention in Yemen last year after Shiite Huthi rebels seized control of large parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, and forced the government into exile. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
A Yemeni man walks on a street in front of UNESCO-listed buildings that were destroyed by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on March 23, 2016 in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa. Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a ceasefire from April 10 followed by peace talks, a UN envoy said, raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the country. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
A Yemeni boy runs past buildings that were damaged by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on March 23, 2016 in the UNESCO-listed old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa. Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a ceasefire from April 10 followed by peace talks, a UN envoy said, raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the country. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
A Yemeni man walks past one of Sanaa's UNESCO-listed buildings that were damaged by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on March 23, 2016 in the old city of Yemeni capital. Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a ceasefire from April 10 followed by peace talks, a UN envoy said, raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the country. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
Yemeni children look at buildings that were damaged by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on March 23, 2016 in the UNESCO-listed old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa. Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a ceasefire from April 10 followed by peace talks, a UN envoy said, raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the country. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
A Yemeni fighter loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, fires from a tank during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels west of the city of Taez, on March 21, 2016. Since March 19, fighting has raged in the outskirts of third city Taez as rebels try to retake positions lost in recent weeks to loyalists, military sources said. (AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP/Getty Images)
Raising hopes of a breakthrough in a conflict that has devastated the Yemen
Yemeni fighters loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hold a position during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels west of the city of Taez, on March 21, 2016. Since March 19, fighting has raged in the outskirts of third city Taez as rebels try to retake positions lost in recent weeks to loyalists, military sources said. (AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP/Getty Images)